Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic quartet of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Though at first glance it looks like an acoustic superpicker side-project, their all-original music is cohesive and unique, distinguishing them as an ensemble with a sound built from the ground up. Flush with orchestral sweeps, sparse vigils, and strains of the American South and North Atlantic, this cosmopolitan sound is not what youd expect from a string band. Each member of Hawktail brings a strong individuality to the project. Haas, whose 2004 self-titled release instantly became the touchstone for a generation of old-time fiddlers, has since lent her sound to Crooked Still, Live From Here, Steve Martin, and David Rawlings, where she played alongside Kowert, well known as the Grammy-winning Punch Brothers virtuosic bass player. Tice is a rare guitar player whose music showcases his unique identity and a particular knack for song and tune-writing, and Leslie is a versatile mandolinist whose rhythmic sensibility has made him ubiquitous on the acoustic music scene for over a decade. However, despite each of their abilities to contribute to many musical situations, something special happens when they unite as Hawktail. Together, they have fostered a reputation as a rare ensemble of composers and instrumentalists able to take the listener on a journey, without the use of words. Monday, April 6th, 2020, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:15 pm), at The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave., Gainesville, Florida, 32601 For information and assistance, contact Ken Meyer, 352-514-5606, firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/magnoliarootsmusic2018/ Support provided by City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs Department - a CAPRA accredited agency.